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Deputies arrest father accused of taking newborn child from La. hospital in backpack



MONROE, La. – Deputies have arrested a man accused of taking his newborn child from a hospital in Monroe.

Travis Hargrove, 35, is accused of taking the baby from St. Francis Medical Center around 11:20 p.m. on Thursday. Officials say Travis Hargrove Jr. was born just after 7 a.m. earlier that day with a medical condition that will require treatment.

Police said Hargrove left the hospital with his child hidden in a black backpack. The baby was found safe a few hours later.

Hargrove was arrested on Oct. 26 and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile.